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Apr 12, 2013 4:30am PDT
students at saratoga high school. days later, audrey wrote on her facebook page, quote, the whole school knows. my life is ruined now. eight days after the assault, audrey pott took her own life. >> she was just absolutely humiliated. she must have felt tortured and she decided to end her life as a result of all these things coming together. >> teen counselor, connie mayor, and her palo alto-based counseling service, helps more than 6,000 teens with their struggles. she says the use of social media to embarrass or har ras a peer can be damaging. >> teens can say whatever they want on a typed screen and push send without thinking or feeling about the ramifications and see the feelings, the results of what that can do to a peer. >>> santa clara county sheriff's investigators have arrested three teenage boys on suspicious of sexual battery. they attend saratoga high school. the third goes to christopher high in gilroy. all three are being held in juvenile hall. her parents did not find out about the attack until after her daughter's death. they want the trio prosecuted as adults. >> what th
ABC
Apr 15, 2013 11:00am PDT
. >> happening now, the family of a saratoga girl who committed suicide after boys assaulted her at a party are speaking publicly for the first time. audrie potts parents are holding a news conference in san jose. amy hollyfield is live at the hotel. >> it just got started. look at this live picture of what is happening behind me. the family's attorney is speaking first and introduced a family, her mother and father are here, and they have huge pictures of her along with a banner signed by her classmates of saratoga high school. the 15-year-old killed herself in september after being sexually assaulted and her family says pictures of the assault were posted online and they say she was so humiliated that she committed suicide. an article came out in the saratoga high school newspaper with students saying the pictures were not widely distributed as has been reported and they does not go viral and maybe only about ten students saw them. we asked her family attorney about the article this morning. to know what she was thinking she said the whole school knew about it so, whether ten kids actuall
NBC
Apr 18, 2013 5:00am PDT
of 15-year-old audrie potts speaking out today against the los gatos saratoga union high school district after an alleged sexual attack that was photographed last fall. the saratoga high student killed herself days later. the pott family is taking legal action to say it needs to be held accountable for failing to properly handle audrie's case. marla tallez is in the newsroom with the latest. >>> today, the pott family attorney, robert allard, is making himself available for questions surrounding the new legal claim that was just filed by the pott family. they are accusing teachers and administrators at saratoga high school for a number of shocking allegations. the first one, the pott family says the district did not act when they knew 15-year-old audrie pott was being bullied. famtly the family is accusing the saratoga high school principal of prematurely accusing them while she was alive. the principal says awudrie's stepmother gave him permission to do so. they did nothing to stop the bullying. >> the key for what the pott family is looking at is, did the school know that audrie was be
NBC
Apr 17, 2013 5:00pm PDT
in the audrey pott case, this time against her school, saratoga high. pott is the 15-year-old girl who committed suicide. her family says it was as a result of a sexual assault and bullying at the hands of three male classmates. her family has just filed a claim which could be a precursor to a lawsuit against the saratoga union high school district. more live from san jose. >> reporter: good evening. this is what's called a governor claim. it is required if the family wants to pursue legal action against the school distribute t.outlines new allegations against school officials, some of which are shocking. the overriding accusation made by audrey potts' family against the los gatos-saratoga union high school district is that school officials knew that the teen was being bullied by classmates and failed to act and the school also accuses the principal of saratoga high of announcing the death over the loudspeaker to the student body before the family realize that had she was passed away. that's because she was kept on life support for two days after she hanged herself and the family claims audrie w
KRON
Apr 15, 2013 6:00am PDT
. kron 4 is arriving on the scene while a live report comes up. >> off a saratoga team to own like to have a news conference later this morning this comes after three boys were arrested, charged with her sexual battery. >> it is a wind starts to work with this morning. we've got advisory's as of the bay area bridges to watch out for fear it will have that and our live team coverage as we continue on the kron 4 morning news. erica it is called out. >> yes it is chilly with most locations in the '40's. it is because it is windy. you have that in the wind chill factor. >> this afternoon will not make up for in fact, temperatures struggled to make it out of the upper 50s along the coast. >> the peninsula and for the special line. the winner will continue. the national weather service does not have a wind advisory expire until 9:00 p.m.. >> frost formation could occur for some of our protected areas. look for '30's wording of tuesday morning. >> i will talk about a gradual warm up coming up in my next report. george. >> thank you erica. we're looking at with advisers for a number of bay
CW
Apr 17, 2013 10:00pm PDT
will get pretty close to 90 degrees? ,,,,,,,,,,,,,, developments in the case of audrie pott-- the saratoga teenager who killed herself after allegedly bei assaulted and by her classm. audrey's fami >>> the saratoga teenager who killed herself after allegedly being assaulted by her classmates. the family has sued the suspects, the owner of the house where it happened, and now they're going after the school district as well. tonight for the first time, the administrators respond to the family's accusations. >> reporter: this is a sensitive topic for them. some employees tried to call the cops to kick us off the campus, which is public property. the school district could now be in big legal trouble. >> i have questions about what they did and why they did it. it doesn't appear as if the family's best interests were served. >> reporter: the district broke its silence with this 4-page statement saying they couldn't discipline the boys because the party happened at this home offcampus. and there is no record of audrey reporting cyber bullying: her family met with the principal months ago but wer
NBC
Apr 18, 2013 11:00pm PDT
out that there's bullying going on and especially in upper class area like saratoga but it happens everywhere. she speaks out against bullies at school and churches said she reached out to saratoga high school two years ago and was turned away. basically they told me they had no problem. so they buried their head in the sand. she said it's a big part of the problem. police and educators need to wake up and acknowledge there's a major problem with bullying and take responsibility. >> it doesn't matter whether you are rich or poor or middle class or whatever. it appears in every family in every school and at all ages. even if preschool, it happens. there's too many that are going through this. and not talking about it. >> for nourks plans to attend a vigil -- now plans for attending a vigil at saratoga high school for audrie pott, they shared the same favorite color. teal. live in san jose, bay area news. >> okay, thank you very much. want to give you a quick update at what is happening right now in cambridge, this is in the m.i.t. campus, where an all out search right now is on for
ABC
Apr 12, 2013 4:30am PDT
until can a.m. >> developing news, three teen boys from saratoga are facing sexual assault charges after their alleged victim killed herself in the aftermath of an attack that went viral online. abc7 news reporter cornell bernard is live at saratoga high school where the students are stunned. >> the girl's family called it cyber bullying at its worst and they are happy this morning that a break has been made in the case. the sheriff deputies arrived at saratoga high school yesterday and arrested two teen boys and a third boy who used to go to school here. all the 16-year-olds are accused of attacking
ABC
Apr 12, 2013 11:00am PDT
this morning from the saratoga community after police arrest three high school boys accused of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl who passed out at a party. the girl killed herself after pictures of the assault were posted on social media. the parents of audrie pott allowed to us share the photo so maybe another child might be saved. abc7 news reporter cornell bernard is live in saratoga. >> it is called cyber bullying at its worst. others fear the boys charged may have ready destroyed crucial evidence in the case. >> students returned to saratoga high school this morning a day after the arrest of three, 16-year-old boys. one was a former student here, charged with the sexual assault of 15-year-old audrie pott. a parent talked to his freshman daughter about the crime. >> i explaind to her and she said, good, i hope those boys get what they deserve. they should not have done that. >> the sheriff deputies hauled the student suspects out of class charging them with attacking her in september at a house party the she drank too much and passed." they took advantage by taking photos of th
KOFY
Apr 12, 2013 11:30am PDT
in the district are open today. >> strong reaction this morning from the saratoga community after police arrest three high school boys accused of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl who passed out at a party. the girl killed herself after pictures of the assault were posted on social media. the parents of audrie pott allowed to us share the photo so maybe another child might be saved. abc7 news reporter cornell bernard is live in saratoga. >> it is called cyber bullying worst. others fear the boys charged may have ready destroyed crucial evidence in the case. >> students returned to saratoga high school this morning a day after the arrest of three, 16-year-old boys. one was a former student here, charged with the sexual assault of 15-year-old audrie pott. a parent talked to his freshman daughter about the crime. >> i explaind to her and she said, good, i hope those boys get what they deserve. they should not have done that. >> the sheriff deputies hauled the student suspects out of class charging them with attacking her in september at a house party the she drank too much and passed." they t
KRON
Apr 18, 2013 8:00pm PDT
: developments surrounding the saratoga teen who was sexually assaulted. and later committed suicide. family attorney. that the school district is not telling the truth. plus: another smelly problem in parts of the bay area. where trash is once again piling up. because of a garbage worker strike. and: nasa says scientists have discovered distant planets that could host life. that's next. look at them kids. [ sigh ] they have no idea what it was like before u-verse high speed internet. yeah, you couldn't just stream movies to a device like that. one time, i had to wait half a day to watch a movie. you watched movies?! i was lucky if i could watch a show. show?! man, i was happy to see a sneezing panda clip! trevor, have you eaten today? you sound a little grumpy. [ laughter ] [ male announcer ] connect all your wi-fi-enabled devices with u-verse high speed internet. rethink possible. >> pam: developing tonight. an attorney representing the family of audrie pott says. the saratoga school district is not telling the truth. authorities say pott -- a student at saratoga high -- was sexually assau
CBS
Apr 18, 2013 4:30am PDT
developments in the case of audrie pott. the saratoga teenager killed herself after allegedly being assaulted by her classmates. kpix 5's kiet do tell us us for the first time, saratoga school administrators are responding to the family's accusations that the school mishandled the whole thing. >>> reporter: >> i have a lot of questions about what they did and why they did it. it doesn't appear as if the family's best interests were served in some of the things they did. >> reporter: the school district broke its silence with this four-page written statement saying they couldn't discipline the boys because the drunken party happened at this saratoga home way off campus. what's more, there's no record of audrie reporting cyber bullying. and it's unclear if the photos of audrie's sexual assault were actually circulated on campus. her family met with the principal months ago but were unsuccessful in getting the boys expelled. >> we tried to appeal to the fact that the pictures being viewed at the school and the bullying and talking amongst themselves that all happened on campus. and so under the
KRON
Apr 17, 2013 8:00pm PDT
disciplianry steps against 3 saratoga high school students. the teens have been arrested for sexually assautled audrie pott at a home here in saratoga. pott reportedly drank gatorade laced with alcohol, passed out but then awoke with her pants off, and notes scribbled on her body about the assault. authoriteis say a picture of the assault was later passed around on campus amongst students. days later audrie hanged herself in her parents bathroom. >> where this school could be found is that this cyber bullying is a 24-hour torment of the trial. it is not just a one time it is nonstop. they cannot get away from it and it spread, quickly. there has to be a new sensitivity. >> certainly off campus, but. >> this cyber bullying 24 7, >> reporter: the district late wednesday claimed that it did all it could legally against the 3 teens, expelling them from highschool sports, including kicking them off the football team. however, clark says, what happens in this case could send a strong message to other schools. >> i think school districts are run the nation are watching this case as a test case are aro
NBC
Apr 18, 2013 6:00am PDT
the saratoga high school ki district. she skilled herself after a sexual assault. the family is taking legal action. they are saying it needs to be held accountable for failing to handle her case. "today in the bay's" marla tallez joins us with what's happening today. >> today, the pott family attorney, robert allard, is making himself available for questions surrounding this new legal claim he has just filed on behalf of the pott family. the family is accusing teachers and administrators at saratoga high school of a number of shocking allegations. number one, the pott family says the district did not act when they knew 15-year-old audrie pott was being bullied. they are accusing the saratoga high school principal of prematurely announcing her death before the family realized she was passed away. this is because she was kept on life support for organ donation purposes for two days after she hanged herself. the family claims she was still technically alive when the principal made this announcement. the principal says awed audrie's stepmother gave him permission to do so. >> the key for what t
NBC
Apr 12, 2013 5:00am PDT
the assault, audrie pott took her own life. officers arrested two of the accused male students at saratoga hospital yesterday morning. a third was arrested at christopher high school in gilroy. >> two of the charges were felony. one is a misdemeanor. they are sexual assault and sexual battery-related charges, i should say. >> reporter: audrie's parents didn't find out about this until after her death. they want treio prosecuted as adults. they plan to address the media next tuesday in hopes of making sure a tragedy like this never happens again. live in san jose, marla tallez, "today in the bay" >>> new developments in the murder of washington, d.c. intern, chandra levy. she grew up in modesto. the man accused of killing her, ingamar guandike. she are asking for 911 calls including a blood-curdling scream. these tapes were in existence and reported back in 2001 but police concluded they were irrelevant. the defense says the tapes undermine a key witness's testimony. her body was found in washington, d.c. in a park back in 2002, one year after she disappeared. >>> 5:04. voe investigators lo
ABC
Apr 15, 2013 4:30am PDT
and then it will losen up. >> the family of the saratoga girl who committed suicide after being sexually assaulted at a party will hold a news conference this morning. the abc7 news reporter amy hollyfield is live at the courthouse in san jose with new developments. amy hollyfield? >> they will announce a new lawsuit. they will take their fight here to the courthouse for a couple of reasons. saratoga high school student audrie pott commit
ABC
Apr 16, 2013 11:00am PDT
of either victim. >> still to come on abc7 news the teenage suspects in the saratoga sexual battery case of audrie pott go to court. we will have a live report on what they are expected to ask the judge. >> find out what triggered a wild police chase through the streets of san francisco which the three juvenile suspects accused of the sexual battery of a teen girl in san jose are hoping to be released in the case of 15-year-old audrie pott who submitted suicide after images of what happened appeared in social media. our news reporter joins us with the latest. >> the hearing is still going on at juvenile court where a judge may decide if three, 16-year-old boys charged with sexual assault can be released in the custody of their parents or remain locked up. the family of 15-year-old audrie pott arrived for the hearing this morning with their attorneys. the family filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the boys on monday. last september audrey went to an unsupervised house party where she drank too much alcohol and passed out. when she woke she realized she had been sexually assaulted and t
CBS
Apr 14, 2013 11:00pm PDT
in the prices are better. >> don, thank you. >>> new tetails about the saratoga teenager who -- details about the saratoga teenager who took her own life after being sexually assaulted by three classmates. she killed herself after pictures of the attack were circulated on social meade kwrafplt the boys were cited last fall only for misdemeanor battery. this week they were arrested and charged with if felonies. the family of 15-year-old audrey pott will hold a news conference tomorrow to talk about the case. >>> an 8-year-old boy is hospitalized tonight after collapsing during a baseball game. witnesses say the boy was hit in the chest by a baseball and then stumbled and fell as ran to 1st 1st base. two off duty paramedics helped get his heartbeating he was airlifted to children's hospital where he remains tonight. >>> it is a fields of dreams that has been shattered for east bay little leaguers. e facilityd maoff with $1,000 worth of equipment. the little league coach essay it is a big blow -- coaches say it is a big blow to the community trying to
CBS
Apr 15, 2013 4:30am PDT
. it will be at saratoga high school at 8:00. they announced the vigil on the facebook page and said there will be more details coming later this week. >>> it is 4:36 now. 16 people recovering from injuries after bay area tour bus crashed there in the national park. the bus on saturday when it rolled down an embankment about 6 miles outside the park south entrance. investigators say alcohol does not appear to be a factor. the bus is operated by a 7 happiness tour in charter which specializes in tours for chinese americans. an 8-year-old boy is expected recovery after suffering a cardiac arrest while playing baseball in the city it happened saturday during a late game at vista park. witnesses say the boy was hit in the chest by a pinch that collapsed after taking a few steps towards first base two off duty paramedics used a portable di fib collator and cpr to get the boy's heartbeating. once again the boy was eventually air lifted to children's hospital. >>> police are hoping you can help identify a bank robbery suspect. investigators say this man walked into a credit union, as soon as it opened on satu
CBS
Apr 15, 2013 5:00pm PDT
and they want people, perhaps students at saratoga high to step forward and tell what they know. now seven months after the incident, we're still finding out new details. after passing out at a friend's house following a night of partying and heavy drinking, 15- year-old audrey pott woke up to find her clothes removed and that her body was written with a marker. >> it said that one man's name was here, taunting her that someone was violating her while she was asleep. >> reporter: the assault allegedly by three 16-year-old high school boys who texted and shared at least one photo of the incident drove pott's to hang herself a week later. >> it was a message that said haha look what we did to you, you're not going to forget us. >> i'm going to quote audrey directly here. these are her words. >> reporter: she gathered for a news conference in which her stepmother read a series of her facebook messages and texts to friends what she sent out before her suicide. >> i'm in hell, everyone knows about that night, the whole school is talking about it, my life is o
CBS
Apr 17, 2013 11:00pm PDT
does face disciplinary action. >>> new developments in the case of audrie pott, the saratoga teenager who killed herself after allegedly being assaulted by her classmates. for the first time, school administrators are responding to the family's accusations the school mishandled the whole thing. >> i have a lot of questions about what they did and why they did it. it doesn't appear that the family's best interests were served. >> reporter: the school said they cooperate discipline the boys because the drunken party happened at this saratoga home with a off campus. there is no record of audrie reporting sexual bullying. her family met with the principal months ago but were unsuccessful in getting the boys expelled. >> we tried to appeal to the fact that the picture being viewed at the school and the bullying and talking among themselves, that all happened on campus and so, under the cyberbullying clause, we believe that we had grounds to have them expelled. >> it was announced that an investigation had been conducted by the school which indicated that bullying had nothing do do with thi
KRON
Apr 12, 2013 11:00pm PDT
are in custody, after allegedly sexually assaulting a saratoga teen girl. who later committed suicide. kron 4's terisa estacio spoke with investigators of social media. is playing a major role in the case. >> reporter: we are learning new details about the case against three students that have been a arrested in connection with allegedly sexually assaulting a 15 year-old at a high-school party. all three pot---the victim is audrie pott.. who later committed suicide. and her pictures were circulated on the internet. >> the parents are still grieving and are obviously devastated by this loss. lorren cerri is an attorney working for audrie's family helping them find whatever justice is possible in this horrific case. we obviously can't bring her back, but the families goal is to try and not let this happen again. for now, they want answers. any and all answers about what happened that night audrie went to a party of a classmate from saratoga high. sources tell kron four there were dozens at the party. and audrie's family wants to hear from them. >> this was bullying. and to humiliate someone. the
ABC
Apr 12, 2013 5:00am PDT
from ever happening to anyone else. live in saratoga this morning for abc7 news. >> students going to school at san lorenzo high school lend of the death of a teen killed near campus on the tracks across from the school. investigators say the boy and two friends were playing a game of chicken that turned deadly. deputies are waiting to release the identity of the victim. he was with a 15-year-old boy and a again-year-old girl. the alameda sheriff says it is unclear how long the three teens were playing around before one of them was hit. we told he was hit by a northbound amtrak train and pronounced dead at the seen. deputies say the two friends were clearly shaken by what happened. >> oak woman is in custody this morning charged with leaving her baby in a hot car while she went shopping. police responded to a report of a child left unattended at the marina square shopping center on when. officers found a four-month-old girl inside crying his tearally. it was 80 degrees outside when officers got there. she search the stores until they found the baby's mother and arrested her. police
ABC
Apr 15, 2013 6:00am PDT
, news, the family of the saratoga girl who committed suicide after being sexually assaulted will hold a news conference this morning. abc7 news reporter is live at san jose with new developments. amy hollyfield? >> there will be an announcement they will sue three teens and take this fight to court in part to try and get a message across and in part because they are really angry. 15-year-old audrie pott killed herself in september. the saratoga high school student was sexually assaulted at a party with pictures of the assault. her parents say the pictures were posted online amounting to cyberbullying and that is why audrey killed herself. tones for the accused boys released a statement saying and i quote, "much of what has been reported has been inaccurate and most stubbing is the attempt to link her suicide to the specific actions of the three boys." this statement prompted the lawsuit. >> hoping for a response that said something like the family has our condole ends if our children did anything to cause this, we are willing to make amends. it was the exact opposite. it was, these pe
CBS
Apr 12, 2013 6:00am PDT
arrested in a sexual assault of a saratoga high school student. and that student took her own life after a photo of the assault was posted online. ktvu's claudine wong is live in san jose with information on what the victim's parents plan to say in a news conference and the changes they say they hope will result from this tragedy. >> reporter: the three boys being charged in this case are at juvenile center here in san jose this morning. each face three charges of misdemeanor and two felonies in the connection with the death of audrey pot. she committed suicide last september. her family's attorney says the sexual assault and cyber bullying led to her death. the family released the pictures of a girl who is a vivacious teen with an infectious laugh and a gorgeous smile. she went to a party at a friends house. the parents of that friend were out of town and she got drunk and passed out. while unconscious she was sexually assaulted and committed suicide eight days later. >> the parents were not aware of what happened to audrey until after her death. wh
CBS
Apr 15, 2013 5:00am PDT
shooting at him, more on that coming up. >> we've got new details about a saratoga teenager how the teens were initially punished. >>> winds just beginning to pick up around the bay area. it is going to how well towards the afternoon. we'll talk about it coming up. >> you're going to feel those winds bumping you around. i'll have a complete look at your drive into work in just a few minutes. >> good morning it is monday april 15th. i'm elizabeth. michelle has the morning off. we begin with breaking news from the east bay where firefighters came under fire early this morning. >> ali saw harrington is in berkeley where we understand the suspect is an elderly man. good morning ali saw. >> he lives behind me on the 1200 block of dwight way. the shooting happened after 1:30. firefighters responded to a medical emergency and when they were inside of the home that man started shooting at them. one firefighters was hit. he was grazed by a bullet. he was treated on scene and is going to be fine. the shooter has not been arrested, at least not yet. they're trying to determe if he may have lured fir
KRON
Apr 17, 2013 11:00pm PDT
and suicide case of saratoga teen, audrie pott. the family of the south bay teen has filed a legal claim against her high school. pott's family says, the school was negligent. and that officials did nothing, as pott was reportedly being bullied with pictures showing her being sexually assaulted. district officials are defending their actions do against the 3 teens, was expel two of them from high school sports. because it was an off campus incident. the teens have since been arrested. >> new video from our big story from the west texas. this is near where ago. eight in the morning or it now appears the killing >> this is a blast. from waco, texas. and there are children screaming. >> please get out of here. >> dad, please get out of here. >> it is difficult because the child cannot hear. the mayor, and the west texas. saying that there are multiple fatalities. and over 100 people are hospitalized with injuries. 70 homes are gone. and this fertilizer plant was wiped out. also, the air is it dangerous to breathe. there will be an update in the morning from west texas. and in daylight the r
FOX
Apr 12, 2013 6:00am PDT
ktvu channel 2 news. >>> three teens have been arrested in a sexual assault of a saratoga high school student. and that student took her own life after a photo of the assault was posted online. ktvu's claudine wong is live in san jose with information on what the victim's parents plan to say in a news conference and the changes they say they hope will result from this tragedy. >> reporter: the three boys being charged in this case are at juvenile center here in san jose this morning. each face three charges of misdemeanor and two felonies in the connection with the death of audrey pot. she committed suicide last september. her family's attorney says the sexual assault and cyber bullying led to her death. the family released the pictures of a girl who is a vivacious teen with an infectious laugh and a gorgeous smile. she went to a party at a friends house. the parents of that friend were out of town and she got drunk and passed out. while unconscious she was sexually assaulted and committed suicide eight days later. >> the parents were not aware of what happened to audrey until after h
ABC
Apr 11, 2013 11:00pm PDT
of misdemeanor sexual battery. santa clara county sheriff's deputy arrived at saratoga high school before noon today. arrested 2 teen boys. a third teenager who used to go to saratoga was also arrested at his new school in gilroy. all of the 16-year-olds are accused of attacking audrey pot. >> what happened to her was tragic. she never -- should never have happened. i know that they are brought to justice e-detectives say on september 2nd of last year audrey was at unsupervised house party. she drank too much and passed out. that is when they say 3 fellow classmates took advantage. >> she had no idea what occurred until she woke up the following morning and had some drawing on her body and some private areas. >>reporter: boys also took photo during the attack and not only showed them off at school but also texted and posted them on line. audrey quickly found out and posted this on her facebook page. quote they took pictures of me. my life is ruined. this is the worst day ever. the 15-year-old took her own life a few days later. >> some friends told me that what happened to audrey a
ABC
Apr 12, 2013 1:05am PDT
at saratoga high school before noon today. arrested 2 teen boys. a third teenager who used to go to saratoga was also arrested at his new school in gilroy. all of the 16-year-olds are accused of attacking audrey pot. >> what happened to her was tragic. she never -- should never have happened. i know justice hey are brought to justice e-detectives say on september 2nd of last year audrey was at unsupervised house party. she drank too much and passed out. that is when they say 3 fellow classmates took advantage. >> she had no idea what occurred until she woke up the following morning and had some drawing on her body and some private areas. >>reporter: boys also took photo during the attack and not only showed them off at school but also texted and posted them on line. audrey quickly found out and posted this on her facebook page. quote they took pictures of me. my life is ruined. this is the worst day ever. the 15-year-old took her own life a few days later. >> some friends told me that what happened to audrey and like why it happened and like who the people were and stuff lake that
KOFY
Apr 12, 2013 12:00am PDT
arrived at saratoga high school before noon today. arrested 2 teen boys. a third teenager who used to go to saratoga was also arrested at his new school in gilroy. all of the 16-year-olds are accused of attacking audrey pot. >> what happened to her was tragic. she never -- should never have happened. i know that they are brought to justice e-detectives say on september 2nd of last year audrey was at unsupervised house party. she drank too much and passed out. that is when they say 3 fellow classmates took advantage. >> she had no idea what occurred until she woke up the following morning and had some drawing on her body and some private areas. >>reporter: boys also took photo during the attack and not only showed them off at school but also texted and posted them on line. audrey quickly found out and posted this on her facebook page. quote they took pictures of me. my life is ruined. this is the worst day ever. the 15-year-old took her own life a few days later. >> some friends told me that what happened to audrey and like why it happened and like who the people were and stuff
KRON
Apr 23, 2013 6:00am PDT
coming up. >> three teenage boys accused of last september's sexual assault of a 15 year- old saratoga girl, have been released from juvenile hall. where are they now coming up. >> it will be cooler along the coastline in fact, the temperatures will be in the mid to upper 60s. second a look at the day planner it is a warm start and we are talking about the return of coastal fault. a again, the skies will be sunday into afternoon. we do have big changes to talk about concerning ridge of high pressure. i will have a full detail for the rest of the week coming up. >> we have seen so much in the last several weeks. the metering lights normally have been activate towards 6:00 a.m.. already there is a back of foreign at the bay bridge. they were turned born three minutes ago. it is filling in in the lanes and to the east parking lot. it is heaviest, to 580 and highway 4. there are no problems for south bay, north bay or the peninsula freeway. >> the time is 6:01 a.m.. we are following developing news out of east oakland or right now there is a standoff between police and a suspect wanted for
NBC
Apr 12, 2013 6:00am PDT
. officers arrested two of the accused male students at saratoga high school yesterday morning. a third was arrested at christopher high school in gilroy. we can tell you that two of the charges are felonies. one is a misdemeanor. they are sexual assault, sexual battery-related charges, i should say. >> reporter: audrie's parents who didn't find out about the attack until after their daughter's death say they want the trio of boys to be prosecuted as adults. the parents will address the media next tuesday to prevent a tragedy like this ever happening again. marla tallez, "today in the bay." >>> audrie's family started a foundation to help other kids in trouble. they offer counseling and support to those that reach out for help. it also provides music and art scholarships to children and those are two of her passions. we'll, of course, continue to stay on top of developments in this story. we will bring you new information when we get it. we have also posted the story on nbcbayarea.com where you can post comments >>> one of the biggest names turning to social media in hopes of saving her
CBS
Apr 12, 2013 7:00am PDT
with the sexual assault of a high school student of saratoga who later committed suicide. the parents of audrie pott says she took her life after someone posted a photo of the sexual assault online. her parents say she was drunk and unkerns when at least three boys sexually assaulted her at a party last fall. her parents now hope the boys will be prosecuted as adults. >> the family hopes that these boys are brought to justice and that they face the gravest consequences that they can regardless of their age. >> this case has drawn comparison to the case in steubenville, where the two high school football players were convicted of rape after video of an unconscious girl was posted online while being sexually assaulted. >>> a suspected drunk driver is in the hospital after a frightening crash that involved his car, tire shop and fire hydrant. tara moriarty joins us live. what's the scene like now, tara? >> reporter: well, it's a very busy intersection. so a lot of people are noticing this fire hydrant that's been shored up. down the street if you take a look, y
KRON
Apr 15, 2013 4:00am PDT
on suspicion of sexual battery against audrey pott . a saratoga high school sophomore who hanged herself last september after an explicit photos circulated of the alleged assault. the santa clara county sheriff's office says the initial investigation turned up only enough evidence to support citations for misdemeanor sexual battery. the boys were not taken into custody when there were farsighted, and the shares office did not know if they had appeared at any juvenile court hearings. >> the pott family is expected to hold a press conference this morning at 11:00. audrey's mother, father, stepmother of was the family attorney are all expected to speak. will be carrying the press conference today on our 24/7 channel comcast 193. >> secretary of state john kerry heads home after a three day trip to court south korea, china and japan. >> the goal of the trip was to ensure commitment from these countries to keep north korea from pursuing its new clear goals. andrew spencer has the details. >> secretary of state john kerry spent the past three days meeting with leaders in seoul, beijing, and tokyo.
FOX
Apr 12, 2013 7:00am PDT
been arrested in connection with the sexual assault of a high school student of saratoga who later committed suicide. the parents of audrie pott says she took her life after someone posted a photo of the sexual assault online. her parents say she was drunk and unkerns when at least three boys sexually assaulted her at a party last fall. her parents now hope the boys will be prosecuted as adults. >> the family hopes that these boys are brought to justice and that they face the gravest consequences that they can regardless of their age. >> this case has drawn comparison to the case in steubenville, where the two high school football players were convicted of rape after video of an unconscious girl was posted online while being sexually assaulted. >>> a suspected drunk driver is in the hospital after a frightening crash that involved his car, tire shop and fire hydrant. tara moriarty joins us live. what's the scene like now, tara? >> reporter: well, it's a very busy intersection. so a lot of people are noticing this fire hydrant that's been shored up. down the street if you take a loo
FOX
Apr 15, 2013 7:00am PDT
in the san jose area. >>> the parents of a saratoga high school student who took her own life after being sexually assaulted will speak out today. audrie pott's parents are scheduled to appear at a news conference. they say their daughter was assaulted by three teenagers while she was drunk and unconscious at a party. she reportedly took her own life after a photograph of this appeared on line. we'll have more on this about of efforts to have the suspects tried as adults. >>> investigators are searching for the cause of an early- morning fire. it happened at an empty house on 37th street in oakland. here it is. started about 1:30 this morning. still not clear how the fire started but investigators say squatters have been known to sleep inside that house. >>> it's quite possible -- the investigator is investigating at this time. >> the flames caused a lot of damage but there's no word of injuries so far. >>> happening right now, a high wind advisory is in effect for most bay area bridges as we look outside right now -- look at that flag. just blowing. the wind advisories cover the bay brid
CW
Apr 14, 2013 8:30am PDT
a saratoga girl while passed out at a party. the boys were first sited for misdemeanors in september. audrey pott took her own life after photos of the attack were posted online. carter evans reports it is one in a series of disturbing cases. >> reporter: audrey pott was just 15 when photos of her raped were circulated online when she was passed out. >> it is unconscionable for someone to distribute images like this when you have taken advantage of someone and why are you filming and distributing a crime. >> reporter: a family attorney said only after her death audrey parents learned she had seen the images. >> we obviously can't bring audrey's back but the family's goal is what happened to audrey never happens again and that people who do that are held accountable. >> reporter: the district attorney must decide whether to try the three teens as adults. two high school football players last month were convicted in juvenile court of attacking a girl while she was passed out drunk and posting the images of assault. >> what does the public display do to the victim. >> it is the most traumatic
KICU
Apr 12, 2013 11:30pm PDT
their first court appearance early next week. tonight the close and quiet community of saratoga so rarely in the headlines is trying to grasp the allegations. the three are accused of sexually assaulting a 16-year- old, and then distributing pictures of the assault. >> in the case of audrey she was terrorized. here's a 15-year-old dealing with being sexually assaulted by many boys who are her friends. >> reporter: tonight the attorneys for the accused boys said in a statement in part much of what has been reported over the last several day social security inaccurate. most disturbing is to try to link aubrey's suicide to the actions of these three boys. tonight i spoke to one of their family members who says it's been rough. >> i would like to see everybody who's part of what happened that justice gets done. >> reporter: the lawyer for pot's family says the d.a.'s office plans to try to judge to try the boys as adults. tonight we learned that the boy were sited in november but were released. investigators seized pictures of the crime. >> first need to get smarter first of all what's right
NBC
Apr 17, 2013 6:00pm PDT
pott. this time they are targeting saratoga high school. her family says she committed suicide as a result of the sexual assault and bullying at the hands of three male classmates. monte francis joins us with the investigation and the school's response. >> reporter: audrie pott's family just filed a new legal claim against the district which could be a precursor to a lawsuit. and the document outlines allegations against teachers and administrators at saratoga high school. >> the key for what the pott family is looking at is did the school know that audrie was being bullied? >> reporter: legal analyst says that one of the key questions in the new legal claim and the answer according to audrie pott's family is that teachers and administrators knew audrie was being bullied and failed to act. >> the dissim nation of the photographs and the bullying occurred on campus between students then that is something that the school perhaps should have prevented. >> reporter: the family also accuses the principal of saratoga high of announcing audrie's death over the loud speaker to the stud
NBC
Apr 24, 2013 6:00am PDT
of your screen. we're looking at 84 as well as you head toward 17. up toward saratoga. starting to kick in for those northbound routes. southbound route for 880 coming off that castro valley y, 238 slows toward 880 south. hayward and union city now to build toward the san mateo bridge toll plaza. on the bridge itself, you're looking all right as far as the slow of traffic. bay bridge as well with the backup. some of those cash lanes are lighter than normal. east shore freeway is not a problem yet. building through richmond. low clouds hover around those east bay hills. back to you guys. >> thank you very much, mike. >>> elvis impersonator off the hook. once suspected of sending poisoned letters to the president says he was just an easy target. >>> this is all in honor of an m.i.t. officer killed last thursday. vice president joe biden also expected to attend the memorial service as well as thousands of people. >>> welcome back, everyone. coming back, bringing you live pictures of peoria, illinois. massive flooding that's taken place there. the mississippi and illinois river has just rea
NBC
Apr 6, 2013 7:00am PDT
. >>> new video of a house fire in saratoga. this happened last night on especi court near highway 85. downed electric lines made it dangerous for crews to get signed but they knocked down flames in about 45 minutes. it's unknown if the power lines played a role in starting the fire. >>> a castro valley man has drowned off the coast of kauai. firefighters were called to the beach near the plantation hotel around 3:00 p.m. people on the beach were trying to get the man out of the water but rescuers say he was unresponsive. he is the 11th person to drown near this area this year. >>> shot and killed in the oakland hilled is reaching out. the 34-year-old was shot on tuesday and died thursday afternoon. boyer grew up in oakland and had just been accepted into the physician's assistance program at stanford. his family says they're thankful for the love and support from his extended family. saying, quote, quinn's passing leaves a gash in our hearts that will never heal. we ask for your support and prayers and your respect for our privacy. fellow paramedic, described bowyer as extremely well
KOFY
Apr 15, 2013 9:00pm PDT
. rethink possible. >> parents of saratoga high school student who committed suicide after police say she was sexually assaulted at alcohol fueled party spoke publicly for the first time today. the parents of audrey pots say they have no doubt their 15-year-old daughter committed suicide as direct result of the assault. police say a photo of the assault was taken and then passed around. audrey hanged herself 8 days later. audrey mother says her daughter never told her what happened. last week police arrested 3 teenager boys for the attack. >> things that audrey did try to reach out to some of her friends. but she didn't reach out to an adult that knew how to handle the gravity of this situation. >> world was far better place when audrey was alive, far safer place if these young men are put behind bars. they are responsible for their action that includes the reason audrey noise longer with us. >>reporter: the pots say audrey was the victim of cyberbullying and today the school district released this statement our staff takes every alleges of bullying seriously. we have examined our
KRON
Apr 16, 2013 5:00pm PDT
, the saratoga teen who killed herself after she was allegedly the victim of sexual battery and cyber- bullying. a day after her family and attorney spoke out about the case, no one is saying much about the outcome of a detention hearing for three juveniles accused in the case. ed vasquez, a spokesman for pott family attorney robert allard refused to talk about the outcome of a detention hearing for three under-age defendants here at santa clara county juvenile court tuesday. the three saratoga high school students were arrested last week in connection with the alleged sexual battery and cyber- bullying of 15-year-old audrey pott, who passed out from drinking at a party in september of 2012 and then took her own life when photos of the assault were digitally passed among classmates. on monday her parents said the boys should be tried as adults in open court. sheila pott/audrey's mother also on monday, pott family attorney robert allard says there is evidence the boys used a marker to scribble messages on audrey's breast and body. robert allard/pott family attorney but on thursday, allard and th
FOX
Apr 12, 2013 10:00pm PDT
. tonight the close and quiet community of saratoga so rarely in the headlines is trying to grasp the allegations. the three are accused of sexually assaulting a 16-year- old, and then distributing pictures of the assault. >> in the case of audrey she was terrorized. here's a 15-year-old dealing with being sexually assaulted by many boys who are her friends. >> reporter: tonight the attorneys for the accused boys said in a statement in part much of what has been reported over the last several day social security inaccurate. most disturbing is to try to link aubrey's suicide to the actions of these three boys. tonight i spoke to one of their family members who says it's been rough. >> i would like to see everybody who's part of what happened that justice gets done. >> reporter: the lawyer for pot's family says the d.a.'s office plans to try to judge to try the boys as adults. tonight we learned that the boy were sited in november but were released. investigators seized pictures of the crime. >> first need to get smarter first of all what's right and wrong and second of all this kin
NBC
Apr 23, 2013 11:00pm PDT
. the saratoga high school student committed suicide. state senator says one of the top prieorities. three teenage boys are currently on house arrest in connection with that attack. the family, though, remains the te hopeful the teens whether be pros cuted as adults. >> the harker school in san jose is notifying students and the staff about the death of sandy padgett. she was found shot dead in her redwood city home poli. the school is making grief counselors available on campus. >> new at 11:00 tonight, trouble on the bridge. there is more testing that needs to be done to make sure field rods on the span are safe. the question now is whether the work will be done in timed for the planned opening on labor day. jean? >> jessica, tonight, cal-trans are not affecting the structu l structuralness of the bridge. >> reporter: the countdown to the opening of the new eastern span of the bridge is on. just 132 days until the celebration. >> you could say okay and then i've got to waurk on it. it's a landmark knew. >>> more than a month after cal-trans discovered 32 broken rods. >> the fact is that
KRON
Apr 14, 2013 8:00am PDT
this week for audrie pott. that's the saratoga teenager who committed suicide after she was sexually assaulted at a party last september. an explicit picture of 15 year old audrie was posted online showing the alleged assault. pott took her own life just days later. after an investigation that took several months , sheriff's deputies arrested three 16 year old boys on thursday. authorities say the images posted online were key pieces of evidence that led to the arrests. meantime, the lawyers for the teen suspects. released this statement. "much of what has been reported over the last several days is inaccurate. most disturbing is the attempt to link audrie's suicide to the specific actions of these three boys. we are hopeful that everyone understands that these boys are to be regarded as innocent." >> the vigil for audrie pott is this friday night at 8pm at saratoga high school. audrie's parents have scheduled a press conference for tomorrow. >> the bay area coast guard rescued four people. after their tug boat sank while towing a barge off the coast of big sur. coast guard crews rec
KRON
Apr 15, 2013 7:00am PDT
and stabbing. a live report coming up. >> the family of the saratoga teen who took her own life will have a news conference later this morning. this comes after three boys were arrested last week charged with sexual battery. >> another windy start to the work week with an advisory issued for some the area bridges. >> in addition to the bait area when advisory and the number of bridges we are tracking a hot spot on interstate 680. it had been in the san ramon valley, the first of two accidents occurred in san ramon. the back up now reaches all the way into walnut creek on 680 southbound. taking a look of the traffic maps i was annoyed location of the segment crash which is here and help in tahoe. there may be another incident that was reported in the northbound direction. -- help been taught el pintado. >> we definitely have some winds and the forecast. winds will continue to the afternoon and evening with a wind advisory expected to expire at 9:00 p.m. tonight. expect very cold conditions and frost formation is a procepossibility. we have some passing showers over the night but drier cond
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